Purple-wearing funk and pop master Prince has always been just as good a guitar player as he is a singer, performer and composer. It’s usually when you see him live that this is most evident.
So it’s exciting to see Prince take on a rock and roll persona for the new single “Screwdriver.” The video has footage of him recording it live. Bluesy innuendo-heavy lyrics flash across the screen.
Has he been blissing out to the Black Keys?
It’s impressive that Prince can play in almost any style and make it sound perfect.
He’s known as an expert in funk, pop, rock, dance and soundtrack music. For the history and best songs of Prince check out my full write-up.
Find the latest news and more at prince.org.
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